The Texas Golf Blog is proud to announce that we have become a title sponsor for a Lone Star Series tournament on the National Golf Tour. The Texas Golf Blog Classic will be played June 13 on the Palmer Lakeside Course at Barton Creek Resort in Austin.
The National Golf Tour is an up-and-coming circuit in professional golf. Its aim is to have Series Tours in every state within five years. The Lone Star Series is its Texas tour, and in 2005 the Lone Star Series of the National Golf Tour includes 15 tournaments. The series culminates with the Lone Star Series Championship in November. The NGT National Championship takes place in December.
The national champion of the National Golf Tour receives paid entry into the 2006 PGA Tour Q-School. Individual tournaments offer great rewards, too: tournaments can generate payouts exceeding $30,000, paid to the top 40-percent of the field. (Amateur winners are paid non-cash prizes in accordance with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status.)
The tour aims to be a proving ground for touring professionals, head and assistant pros, and collegiate amateur golfers working to develop their skills with tour-quality competition at top golf courses. (The Texas Golf Blog Classic certainly offers that, being played at Barton Creek!) Tournament formats include 18- and 36-hole events played at individual gross stroke play.
NGT membership is not required to play NGT events; however, non-members pay a larger entry fee. Also, non-NGT members do not accrue Series points.
Registration deadline for The Texas Golf Blog Classic is June 8. Registation information is available via the Lone Star Series schedule page here. For more information on the National Golf Tour, visit its website here.